Summary: The Dell Studio 17 is a full-featured multimedia laptop that borders on “desktop replacement” territory both in terms of its hardware specs, and its size. While a 17-inch laptop will probably only appeal to a limited segment of the market, Dell is looking to expand the reach of the Studio 17 by...
Summary: The touchscreen Studio 17 offers good performance, but it's too expensive for a machine in Dell's mid-range series, and, at this price, it should really have a display with a 'Full HD' resolution
Pros: Well-implemented multi-touch display; impressive performance; good audio capabilities.
Cons: Too expensive; screen doesn't offer a 'Full HD' resolution.
Summary: Although it costs a reasonable $1,164, the Dell Studio 17 has the power of a much more expensive notebook: a blazing quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that's perfect for multitaskers and multimedia fiends, a full gigabyte of dedicated graphics memory, a fast, 7,200-rpm hard drive, and a nine-cell...
Summary: Sometimes you want more performance than what a typical big-screen machine offers, and on that front the Dell Studio 17 delivers. You get a fast dual-core processor, discrete graphics, a humongous hard drive, and a beautiful high-res display.
Summary: The Dell Studio 17 is a solid laptop and ships in a variety of configurations starting at £599. Stock, it's a sedately handsome portable, but you can order it with a graphic or with a brighter colour on the lid to set your laptop apart from the crowd.
Excerpt: Dell's Studio 17 is the cheapest desktop-replacement laptop here at just under £900, but it looks more expensive thanks to its decorated lid. Oddly, there's no latch or other mechanism to keep the lid closed.